David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic

David Gilmour and the Fender Custom Shop are extremely proud to release one of the most iconic and highly-anticipated musical instruments of the past 50 years, the Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster, based on David Gilmour’s famous “Black Strat” guitar. A cornerstone of Pink Floyd’s revolutionary and incomparable sound, David Gilmour’s Black Strat is featured extensively on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and his critically-acclaimed 2006 solo effort, On An Island.

The Fender Custom Shop worked hand-in-hand with David Gilmour and his longtime guitar technician, Phil Taylor, to create his signature model, a reproduction of the Black Strat—complete with its unmistakable look, sound and feel. Featuring a Black lacquer over Three-color Sunburst Alder body with a black Pickguard, one-piece Maple Neck, custom pickups, and David Gilmour’s now-famous electronics and shortened vintage Tremolo arm, the David Gilmour Signature Series Stratocaster is as beautiful, powerful and idiosyncratic as David Gilmour’s playing. Additionally, David Gilmour’s signature guitar comes with a custom case, Evidence Audio high-end guitar cable, David Gilmour’s three-disc Live in Gdansk CD/DVD package, and a copy of Phil Taylor’s The Black Strat book.

Series Artist Series
Model Name David Gilmour Stratocaster Relic
Model Number 015-0069-806
Colors (806) Black over 3-Color Sunburst,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Body Comfort Contoured Select Alder
Neck 1-Piece Maple, 1983 Thin-Shouldered “C” Shape, (.790” to .870” Taper),
(”Thin-Skin” Dark Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard Maple, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups 1 Custom Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat Pickup, (Neck),
1 Custom-Wound Single-Coil Strat Pickup (Middle)
1 Seymour Duncan SSL-5 Single-Coil Strat Pickup (Bridge)
Controls Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

1 Mini-Toggle (Adds Neck Pickup in Positions 1, 2 and 3.)
Bridge American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Custom Beveled Tremolo Block and ShortenedTremolo Arm
Machine Heads Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard 1-Ply .120” Beveled Black Acrylic, (11 Hole)
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Unique Features Thin-Shouldered “C” Neck Shape Duplicated from David’s 1983 U.S. Vintage ‘57 StratNeck,
Custom Shortened Tremolo Arm,
Custom Beveled Tremolo Block,
No Back Tremolo Cover Plate,
Black Dot Position Inlays (Narrow Spacing),
Aged White Pickup Covers,
Aged Parchment Control Knobs Covers,
A Cosmetically Aged Faithful Re-creation of David’s Infamous “Black Strat”,
The First 500 Sold in Either Finish Option will Include a Limited Edition, Signed Copy of “The Black Strat” Book, Autographed by the Author, David’s Long-Standing Guitar Tech, Phil Taylor.
Strings GHS, DG Boomers, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .012, .016, .028, .038, .048)
Accessories Deluxe Black Hardshell Case, Evidence Audio™ High-End Guitar Cable, Custom Leather Strap, GHS DG Boomers Strings, DG Pick, David Gilmour’s Three Disc “Live In Gdansk” CD and DVD Package, a Copy of Phil Taylor’s “The Black Strat” Book, Polishing Cloth and the Certificate of Authenticity
Case Deluxe Black Hardshell Case with Green Crushed Velvet Lining and with “David Gilmour” and Custom Shop Logo Embroidered on the Lid Interior

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